Kids Run Free is a Leamington based charity with the mission to create fun, sustainable running opportunities for 0-16 year olds, igniting their passion for sport and physical activity and allowing them to become healthier, happier, more confident children.
Kids Run Free organises twenty three free running events for children under 16 years old in parks in towns and cities across the UK: Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Coalville, Richmond, Solihull, Birmingham, Leicester, Northampton, Bidford, Bedworth, Daventy, Worcester, Brighton, Loughborough, Warwick, Tamworth, Shefford, Wallingford and Pershore.
Pershore, Wallingford and Shefford are the first three launches from the 20 new locations the charity aims to launch between May 2015 and May 2016.
“Kids Run Free has been a really important stepping stone to Fred participating in other running events. It was through that we were introduced to Godiva Kids and I think it gave Fred the confidence to feel that running was something he could do well. It's fantastic that there is something out there for even the youngest kids.”
Jo Mason - Fred’s Mum (Coventry event parent testimonial).
You can read more about how the charity inspired this family to be active at: http://krf-kidsrunfree.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/how-to-inspire-your-family-to-be-active_24.html
Apart from these regular free events in parks, the charity has a project that is known as Kids’ Marathon. This project aims to give school children the opportunity to complete a marathon throughout the course of the school year. The concept is based on personal achievement rather than competition - this encourages all children, regardless of fitness or ability to take part by running as much or as little as they choose. If you would like to know more or would like to get involved, please email [email protected]
The charity currently has 21 Primary schools involved and plans to have 30 schools involved in 2015/2016 school year.
If you would like to have a kids Run Free in your area, contact [email protected] and the charity will help you set one up.
For more information about the events locations and to register your children, please visit: www.kidsrunfree.co.uk